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Can you defend yourself?

Can you defend yourself?

You are probably wondering the rationale behind this question, after all, we no longer live in the Wild West.

Well, you better look at the FBI statistics that are out there to learn that almost every 90 seconds there is a violent crime happening in the USA.

So, I guess we still do live in the Wild West.

In June 2018, Jane Gabrielle, a 23-year-old college student was violently murdered in an alleyway in a mugging gone wrong in the inner-city streets of Chicago. She was walking home with her friends after a night out at the movies when their group of 3 was accosted by some thugs. One of the girls was a college track athlete and was able to highlight her way out of danger, the other was able to fend off her attackers by sheer willpower and some pepper spray. Jane, however, was very unlucky. Defenseless and separated from her friends, her attackers took out their anger on her and violently beat her to death.

The first words emergency responders on the scene said were, “if only she could have defended herself.”

Let me be brutally honest, self-defense is a life skill, and you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to learn some of it, even if it’s the basics at the very least.

One thing that you hear victims say over and over again, all over the world is, “I never thought it could happen to me.” Just last week, a Police helicopter was circling in the sky around my neighborhood.

An 11-year-old boy didn’t return from taking the trash out. Abducted right here in my very own neighborhood in Natomas, Sacramento! What really shook me was the image of his mom driving down the street in her red truck, stopping at my house just as I was putting my two boys into the car. She was devastated and in tears, asking me if I had seen her son, wearing a black hoody.

I could only stand there helplessly and tell her “no.” To be honest, I wanted to cry too as I turned to my 4 and 7-year-old boys and hugged them.

I wish the very same mom had approached me one year earlier, one month earlier, dang it may be even just one week earlier. I could have been able to help her.

How?  Because I am a Karate instructor. My name is Sensei Marcus Hinschberger and my wife, Sensei Christina and I are the owners of Tokon Martial Arts.

For over 30 years we have taught literally thousands of students traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate and self-defense. We teach awareness and how to avoid dangerous situations.

If you reach black belt level at Tokon Martial Arts, you will have done what many others will never do. You will not only be able to defend yourself, but you will have an extremely high level of situational awareness at all times.

You will have learned to get out of the role of being a victim and stand up and defend yourself.

If you are interested in self-defense, and you want to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the rampaging crime in your city, come visit us at Tokon Martial Arts Sacramento CA.

Nobody plans to get into danger, but it is wisdom to be prepared for it.

​Enroll yourself and your family today and begin to tackle the challenge that is before you.

What are you waiting for?  The best time to grow is NOW.

Procrastination is a loser's game!


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Sensei Marcus also spearheads the Taitoku Self-Development Training. This is a coaching program that teaches self-development, self-transformation, team training, and leadership skills to businessmen, CEOs, captains of industry and other executives.

By sharing practical coaching lessons gleaned from decades of experience as a martial arts expert, business owner and entrepreneur, Sensei Marcus has helped CEOs increase their productivity, become more efficient, master self-confidence, and build their potential for maximum impact. If you are willing to improve your game and gain mastery over the limiting systems to your next level, then the Taitoku Self-Development Training is for you.

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